March 17, 2013

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Looking for an easy banana bread recipe with a delicious twist? This recipe combines all the old favorites: chocolate chips, peanut butter, and bananas for a recipe you'll want to make again and again.

Let's bake!
Weight Watchers Points
Old Points: 4 points per serving
Points+: 5 points per serving

Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
Total: 1 Hour, 33 Minutes

Original Recipe
Amount per serving
Calories: 198 ♥ Fat: 7.4g ♥ Saturated fat: 2.3g ♥ Monounsaturated fat: 2.7g ♥ Polyunsaturated fat: 1.8g ♥ Protein: 4.7g ♥ Carbohydrate: 29.7g ♥ Fiber: 1.9g ♥ Cholesterol: 28mg ♥ Iron: 1.1mg ♥ Sodium: 200mg ♥ Calcium: 27mg
Nutrition information in original recipe does not include chocolate chips which add an additional 70 calories to the entire recipe. Additional information for chocolate chips can be found here. Although I've included the entire recipe below, I chose not to add flaxseed or dry-roasted peanuts to my bread.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Adapted from Maureen Callahan,  Cooking Light  OCTOBER 2010

Ingredients

Bread:
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed (I left this out)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dry-roasted peanuts (I left this out)
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Cooking spray

Optional
Glaze: 
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter

Preparation

Bread
1. Preheat your oven to 350°.
2. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl.
combine ingredients
3. Beat with a mixer at medium speed.
4. Add granulated and brown sugars; beat until blended.
mix ingredients
5. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through allspice) in a small bowl.
ingredients to combine in a small bowl
6. Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
flour banana and chocolate chips
7. Pour batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
batter before baking
8. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
9. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove bread from pan; cool.
remove banana bread from oven
My banana bread was just as delicious minus the glaze, but here's the recipe.

Glaze
1. With a whisk, combine powdered sugar, milk, and 1 tablespoon peanut butter in a small bowl.
2. Drizzle glaze over bread.

Enjoy!